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[annotated on cover:] May 1829/ Rail Road / Report of Newcastle Rail road from New[cast]le to Carlisle and advantage to the Lead Mines rec[eive]d from Mr Crawhall The average quantity of Coll. & Mrs Beaumonts lead <c[arrie]d> down to Blaydon is from Allen Mill 2260 Tons Allenheads Mill 1180 do Dukesfield Mill 2760 do Rookhope Mill 1680 do Annually 7880 Tons The present charge for Carr[ia]ge of Lead from Allen Mill to Newburn is 1s/1d pr. 11 Sto[ne] ps. & 1s/2d for a 12 Sto[ne] ps. which is equal to per Ton of 20 Cwts 0.15. 7 & for Waterage &c. from Newburn to Blaydon 0. 1. 4 Carr[ia]ge from Allen Mill to Blaydon £0.16.11 This Sum upon 2260 Tons Amo[un]ts to £1911.11. 8 By the Rail Road Allen Mill to Haydon 5 Miles 2260 Ton @3s pr.Ton £339 Haydon Bridge to Blaydon pr. Railroad 24 Miles upon which the Railroad Engineer considers 1 1/4d. pr Ton pr Mile ample for Tollage & Leading but say 1 1/2d. pr Ton pr Mile £339 678. 0. 0 saving thereby to Col. & Mrs Beaumont £1,333.11.8 The present charge for Carr[ia]ge. of Lead from Allenheads Mill to Newburn is 1s./51/2d. pr. a 11 Sto[ne] p. & 1/. pr. 8 Sto[ne] ps. w[hi]ch with Waterage to Blaydon is = pr.Ton of 0c[wt]. £1. 2. 4 1/2 therefore 1180 Tons at £1.2.41/2d Costs £1,317.13. 4 By the Rail Road Allenhds Mill to Haydon Bridge 13 Miles 1180 Tons @9s pr Ton £531 Haydon Bridge to Blaydon Pr Railway 24 Miles @1 1/2d pr Ton pr Mile £177 708. 0. 0 savings thereby to Col. & Mrs Beaumont 609.13. 4 Carrd. forwd. 1,943. 5. 0 The rate for Carr[ia]ge of Lead from Dukesf[iel]d Mill) to Blaydon, including Waterage is pr. Ton of 20c[wt]. £0.14.6 Therefore 2760 Tons @ 14s/6d costs £2001. 0. 0 By the Rail Road D[ukes]f[iel]d to Dilston 5 Miles 2760 Tons @3/6 £483. . Dilston to Blaydon by Railway 14 Miles @1 1/2d pr Ton pr Mile 241.10. 724.10. 1,276.10. [Total savings:] £3,219.15. The Rookhope Mill Lead is not taken into this ac[count] being uncertain whether any portion of it will be brought on the line of Railway. Neither does the above shew the extent of saving to Coll. & Mrs Beaumont, which would bear the same proportion on the Carriage of Goods upwards to the Mines, Mills &c. as Iron, Timber, Deals &c.
Exact date not given, so 1st May assumed here. The ‘Mr Crawhall’ responsible is assumed to be Thomas Crawhall, the then chief agent, if only because the calculation covers the lead business as a whole